Archive for October 24th, 2020

24/10/2020

Is the IMF Encouraging World Financial Leaders to Walk Blindly Towards More Austerity?

Human Wrongs Watch

NEW YORK and SUSSEX, Oct 16 2020 (IPS)* – This week the world’s Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors meet virtually at the 2020 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank and decide on the fate of the world. | En español

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Isabel Ortiz

This year’s gathering is particularly important, given that the world is confronting an unprecedented crisis. Governments are struggling to finance emergency care and urgent socioeconomic support to cope with the COVID19 pandemic.

While these short-term expenditures are necessary, countries need more than intensive care units, respirators, tests and emergency support. Governments must continue to invest in long-term public health, universal social protection floors, employment-generating activities and other sustainable development goals.

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24/10/2020

Rice Is a Staple for More Than 3.5 Billion People – New Strains Could Address Climate Change

21 October 2020 (UNEP)* — Rice is a staple for more than 3.5 billion people, including most of the world’s poor. But it can be a problematic crop to farm. It requires massive amounts of water and the paddies in which it grows emit methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

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24/10/2020

Anticipation of Judicial Inquisition of Humans by Extraterrestrials

Human Wrongs Watch

By Anthony Judge | Laetus in Praesens – TRANSCEND Media Service*

Potential Consequence of Failure to Adhere to Universal Principles of Intelligent Life

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Anthony Judge

Introduction

In the midst of a global pandemic widely framed as a war, there is a strong case for recognizing both the civilian fatalities and those whose lives are at stake on a daily basis — in order to reduce the risk to greater numbers of humans.

Humans are called upon by authorities to take shelter in their homes to avoid any risk (Cowering for One’s Country in the War against Coronavirus, 2020).

It is therefore appropriate to honour those — effectively “on the front line” — who are dying in far greater numbers in the hope of ending the pandemic as soon as possible. As in conventional warfare, they have little choice in performing this duty, having been conscripted and trained to that end.

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